Green endurance: electric race car goes the distance

The SRZero goes from 0 to 60 in fewer than seven seconds. But this power doesn’t come from stepping on the gas—the race-ready automobile runs on electricity. And in a coup for green technology, tomorrow the car will reach Ushuaia, Argentina and the end of a 16,000-mile journey from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to the sourthernmost end of the Americas. Built by Racing Green Endurance, a team from Imperial College, London, the SRZero survived busted-up roads, power-sapping cold, and the heights of the Andes en route to its remarkable feat—which, we might hope, one day won’t seem so very remarkable at all.

[via New Scientist]

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